Mallory Lucier-Greer Ph.D.
Mallory Lucier-Greer headshot
Mentoring Statement

Accepting new graduate students: Yes

Accepting new undergraduate students: Yes


262 Spidle Hall

Auburn University
College of Human Sciences
261 Mell Street
Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-3230




Fun Facts
Any lessons learned?
Life is about relationships … and good food.

Favorite quotes/sayings?
Make good choices, and stand up for what it right. – MLG

I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite. – Buddy the Elf

Ph.D. Auburn University, Human Development and Family Studies, 2012
M.S. Auburn University, Human Development and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2008
B.S. The University of Georgia, Psychology, 2005
B.A. The University of Georgia, Speech Communications, 2005

Research Interest
• Family stress
• Protective family processes
• Intimate/couple relationships
• Youth development within the context of the family
• Family life education and clinical applications of research
Courses Taught
HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context
HDFS 4670 Parent Education
HDFS 4980 Advanced Undergraduate Research
HDFS 7040 Family Processes
HDFS 7990 Research and Thesis

2019   Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Auburn University Graduate Student Council
2019   Human Development and Family Science Faculty Excellence Award – Service and Teaching,
      AU HDFS Department
2019   AU Academic Recognition Program Honoree, Auburn University honored the research produced by
      Military REACH at the Military Appreciation Football Game, Auburn University
2018   Award for Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families, Military Family Research Institute
2016   Guardian of the Flame Faculty Award, Burning Spear Society at Florida State University.
2016   Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University.

Research Projects
2017-21 Lucier-Greer, M. (PI) & O’Neal, C. W. (Co-I).
Military REACH: Applied Research and Intentional Outreach to Support Military Family Readiness. Primary objective: To provide high-quality resources to the Department of Defense (DoD) in the form of research and professional development tools across the spectrum of family support, resilience, and readiness. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) to support the work of the DoD-USDA Partnership for Military Families. Total award $2,593,000.

2018-21 O’Neal, C. W. (PI), Lucier-Greer, M. (Co-I/PI of AU sub-award), Mancini, J. A. (Co-I), Goetz, J. W. (Co-I), & Palmer, L. (Co-I).
Air Force Personal Financial Readiness Program Evaluation Development. Primary objective: To develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation of the Air Force’s Personal Financial Readiness program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) and the U.S. Air Force. Total award $1,454,545 (Total AU subaward $149,871).

Selected Publications
Lucier-Greer, M., *Howard, S., & Mancini, J. A. (2020). Parental relationship quality, parent-adolescent relations, and adolescent depressive symptoms: Exploring family-level data among military families. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy. Advance online copy.

Lucier-Greer, M., *Quichocho, D., Frye-Cox, N., *Sherman, H., *Burke, B., & Duncan, J. M. (in press). Coping and mental health differences among active duty service members and their spouses with high and low levels of marital warmth. Military Psychology. Advance online copy.

*Kaeppler, C., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2020). Examining impacts of cumulative risk on military-connected youth and the role of family in coping. Child & Youth Care Forum, 49, 581-602.

Mancini, J. A., O’Neal, C. W., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2020). Toward a framework for military family life education: Culture, context, content, and practice. Family Relations, 69, 644-661.

*Reed-Fitzke, K., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2020). The buffering effect of relationships on combat exposure, military performance, and mental health of U.S. military soldiers: A vantage point for CFTs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(2), 321-336.